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Year Published
1991
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Battle of the Bulge
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Avalon Hill Battle of the Bulge board war-game. This is the third version of this famous game published by Avalon Hill in 1991 (others were produced in 1965 and 1981). It is authorised by the Smithsonian Institution.

Contents:

  • Battle Manual
  • Two-sided sheet covering the "Basic Game Rules"
  • 2 separate sheets outlining the German and Allied "Order of Appearance" details for each side's forces
  • Full-colour gameboard
  • 2 decimal dice
  • 194 die-cut counters (202 if you count the 8 blank counters).

This game is rated "Low" complexity by AH, and is an excellent introduction to hex-based wargaming for beginners. It also rates a "High" solitaire suitability rating.

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Magazine References:

The GENERAL Index Article List:

  • The GENERAL Vol.27,No.5
    • Battle of the Bulge – “The Beauty of the Bulge - A Player's Look at Bulge '91” (Discussion) Brien Martin
    • Battle of the Bulge – “Crossing the Line - Considerations for the German Player of Bulge '91” (Discussion) Brien Martin
    • Battle of the Bulge – “Holding the Line - Suggestions for the Allied Player of Bulge '91” (Discussion) Brien Martin
    • Battle of the Bulge – “Wacht Am Rhein Reversed - The Reduction of the Ardennes Salient” (Scenario) Arnold Blumberg
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War Game Rank: 1518
Num Ratings: 185
Average Rating: 5.95
Standard Deviation: 1.28
Num Views: 36633
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